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Surprisingly, the holiday is still rather new. Patricia Haroski, an employee of State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Illinois, first introduced the idea in 1958. By registering the holiday with the United States Chamber of Commerce, she hoped to improve the relationship between supervisors and employees. For years later in 1962, Otto Kerner, Governor of Illinois, backed the idea and proclaimed the day a US holiday.
In honor of Boss’s Day, we’d like to recognize our boss, Dewey Carl, with a blog dedicated specifically to him. Dewey is a former president of the Wisconsin Lions Foundation and past Council Chair of the Wisconsin Lions Councils of Governors. The Lions Pride Endowment Fund was started because along with the WLF and Long Range Planning Committee he saw a need.
Day after day, he works tirelessly to preserve, protect and provide significant financial support for the future of all WLF projects. Read more about the Lions Pride Story.
We’d like to wish a ‘Happy Boss’s Day’ to Dewey and all of the other great bosses out there! We appreciate all that you do.